RE: Help with fake names issue

Subject: RE: Help with fake names issue
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, Cindy Daoust <cynthiadaoust -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:33:29 -0400



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Chung
>
>
> Hey Cindy,
>
> Your client needs to lighten up. Apart from that, here is some
> justification you can use for actual people names: It makes the
> characters
> and situations more realistic.
>
> Rather than grabbing names out of thin air, why not think of the
> attitudes
> or circumstances the person is in at that moment? At work we talk about
> some of our personas as being "frustrated", "contented", "efficient",
> "newcomer", etc. So when describing a high-intensity transaction
> between
> the frustrated user, we refer to him as "Fred Frustrated". Likewise the
> contented user, in a more easygoing transaction, would be "Cindy
> Contented".
>
> The alliteration is a mnemonic, and the attitude is a characteristic of
> the
> interaction. Realistic names help to build attachment to the idea.
>
> Hope this helps.

If you start your scenario or set of steps with Fred Frustrated,
does he:

a) need to undergo a sex-change before the sequence completes successfully, or

b) need to change his name before the sequence completes successfully, or

c) never actually get to success/accomplishment (like that arrow that Zeno postulated,
or maybe that poor Achilles, looking ahead at the turtle he'd never catch ... 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16) ?

One would think that to depict your product or processes in the
best light, you'd want the user to go through the sequence with
name and primary sexual characteristics unmolested, yet with a
reasonable hope of success at the end.

Facetious?
Yes.
Why do you ask? :-)

- k
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References:
Help with fake names issue: From: Cindy Daoust
RE: Help with fake names issue: From: Fred Ridder
Re: Help with fake names issue: From: Cindy Daoust
Re: Help with fake names issue: From: Julie Stickler
Re: Help with fake names issue: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Help with fake names issue: From: Rick Stone
Re: Help with fake names issue: From: kafkascampi
Re: Help with fake names issue: From: Tony Chung

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